Smart Strategies for Kitchen Remodeling
A recent survey showed that homeowners spent more money on home kitchen renovation than on any other project, and with good reason. Kitchens are the heart of every home.
Planning your kitchen remodel sometimes requires more time than the actual construction. If you plan well, you will be able to reduce the amount of time you will be inconvenienced. Plus, you are more likely to remain on budget.
Study your current kitchen
How wide is the doorway that leads into your kitchen? Most homeowners make the mistake of purchasing extra-large fridges only to find they do not fit through the doorway. To avoid such a rookie mistake, create a drawing of your kitchen along with careful measurements for the likes of doorways, countertops, walkways, etc. And remember to include the heights.
Consider traffic patterns
Work aisles must be a minimum of 42 inches wide, and 48 inches wide for households that have multiple cooks.
Keep ergonomics in mind
Drawers or pull-out shelves in cabinets, counter heights that can be adjusted, and a wall oven instead of a range are all things that will make a kitchen more accessible to everyone.
Planning for the unforeseeable
Even if you did plan with precision, you should always expect the unexpected. So remember to build in some wiggle room to complete your remodel. For example, if you want it completed by Thanksgiving, then plan for it to be done before Halloween.
Choosing your fixtures and materials before you actually begin
Contractors are able to make more accurate bids, and you will reduce the risk of delays due to backorders.
Never be afraid to ask for help
A professional home kitchen renovation designer will be able to simplify your kitchen remodel. So when possible, allow the pros to help you make style decisions, foresee any potential problems, and schedule contractors.
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